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Forceps used for the surgical reduction of fractured facial bones

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US20030009192A1
US20030009192A1 US10035054 US3505401A US2003009192A1 US 20030009192 A1 US20030009192 A1 US 20030009192A1 US 10035054 US10035054 US 10035054 US 3505401 A US3505401 A US 3505401A US 2003009192 A1 US2003009192 A1 US 2003009192A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/56Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor
    • A61B17/58Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor for osteosynthesis, e.g. bone plates, screws, setting implements or the like
    • A61B17/88Osteosynthesis instruments; Methods or means for implanting or extracting internal or external fixation devices
    • A61B17/8866Osteosynthesis instruments; Methods or means for implanting or extracting internal or external fixation devices for gripping or pushing bones, e.g. approximators
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/56Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor
    • A61B17/58Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor for osteosynthesis, e.g. bone plates, screws, setting implements or the like
    • A61B17/60Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor for osteosynthesis, e.g. bone plates, screws, setting implements or the like for external osteosynthesis, e.g. distractors, contractors
    • A61B17/64Devices extending alongside the bones to be positioned
    • A61B17/6433Devices extending alongside the bones to be positioned specially adapted for use on body parts other than limbs, e.g. trunk or head
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F5/00Orthopaedic methods or devices for non-surgical treatment of bones or joints; Nursing devices; Anti-rape devices
    • A61F5/01Orthopaedic devices, e.g. splints, casts or braces
    • A61F5/04Devices for stretching or reducing fractured limbs; Devices for distractions; Splints
    • A61F5/05Devices for stretching or reducing fractured limbs; Devices for distractions; Splints for immobilising
    • A61F5/058Splints
    • A61F5/05883Splints for the neck or head
    • A61F5/05891Splints for the neck or head for the head, e.g. jaws, nose
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/064Surgical staples, i.e. penetrating the tissue
    • A61B17/0642Surgical staples, i.e. penetrating the tissue for bones, e.g. for osteosynthesis or connecting tendon to bone
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B17/00Surgical instruments, devices or methods, e.g. tourniquets
    • A61B17/56Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor
    • A61B17/58Surgical instruments or methods for treatment of bones or joints; Devices specially adapted therefor for osteosynthesis, e.g. bone plates, screws, setting implements or the like
    • A61B17/68Internal fixation devices, including fasteners and spinal fixators, even if a part thereof projects from the skin

Abstract

The present invention relates to a forceps used for the surgical reduction of facial bones, characterized by the fact that it comprises two shaped branches diverging from opposite sides starting from a central elastic loop. Each branch develops on three Cartesian axis and has a first rectilinear section joined to a second section with 90° orientation, laying on the same plane that contains the loop and joined in turn with a 90° ending section, whose end is slightly bent towards the central loop.

Description

  • [0001]
    The present patent application relates to a forceps used for the surgical reduction of fractured facial bones.
  • [0002]
    Osteosynthesis systems are frequently used in maxillo-facial traumatology and orthopaedic surgery of maxillary bones, since they guarantee the perfect stability of stumps or fractured bone fragments. In particular, the use of metal plates to be fixed to stumps or fractured bone fragments with surgical screws is very diffused.
  • [0003]
    As a matter of fact, these plates are considered as the most suitable containment instruments to ensure the stability of bone fragments, which is an essential condition for the formation of callus.
  • [0004]
    Before fixing the surgical plates, however, it is necessary to carry out the surgical reduction of fractured bone segments, in order to restore their continuity.
  • [0005]
    Only after reduction the bone segments will be able to consolidate correctly from the physiological and functional viewpoint through the use of metal plates.
  • [0006]
    It must be noted that the instruments that are currently used for the surgical reduction of facial bone segments cannot be considered as fully satisfactory. Although they guarantee good functional efficiency, they are impaired by the fact that they require extremely long surgical time.
  • [0007]
    In particular, these instruments are represented by the so-called “metal splints” designed for application on dental arches as reduction-containment means.
  • [0008]
    This consolidated technology provides for the application of metal arches joined with metal wires to each tooth on dental arches. Reduction is therefore obtained by applying elastic traction or a block with metal wires between two metal arches (the aforementioned splints).
  • [0009]
    This allows for obtaining the reduction of fractured segments and, in mandibular fractures, a dental articulation (occlusion) compatible with the pre-existing anatomy.
  • [0010]
    As mentioned earlier, the execution of this technology on patients is an extremely long operation, and it takes approximately 30/60 minutes: firstly, the splints must be installed and then removed from the patient's mouth, after fixing the metal plates to the bone segments.
  • [0011]
    The purpose of the present invention is to develop an alternative technology to the use of traditional metal splints. In this perspective the artefact according to the present invention has been developed, which is capable of ensuring the same reduction-containment as the splints, while allowing for simpler and faster installation.
  • [0012]
    More precisely, the new artefact consists in an elastic forceps with simple structure made of suitable shaped metal rod.
  • [0013]
    Apart from easy assembling, the new forceps provides good visibility of the surgical field and ensures the ergonomics of the surgical intervention.
  • [0014]
    Another advantage of the artefact according to the present invention is represented by indefinite duration, since it can be repeatedly used, after sterilisation in autoclave.
  • [0015]
    For major clarity the description of the present invention continues with reference to the enclosed drawing, which is intended for purposes of illustration and not in a limiting sense, whereby:
  • [0016]
    [0016]FIG. 1 is a side view of the forceps according to the present invention;
  • [0017]
    [0017]FIG. 2 is a top view of FIG. 1;
  • [0018]
    [0018]FIG. 3 is an axonometric representation of the application of two forceps on a human skull.
  • [0019]
    The forceps (1) according to the present invention comprises shaped branches (2) diverging from opposite sides starting from a central elastic loop (3).
  • [0020]
    Each branch (2) develops on three Cartesian axis and has a first rectilinear section (2 a) joined to a second section with 90° orientation (2 b) laying on the same plane that contains the loop (3); it being provided that the second section (2 b) has a groove (2 c).
  • [0021]
    The second section (2 b) of each branch (2) is in turn joined with a 90° ending section (2 d), whose end (2 e) is slightly bent towards the central loop (3).
  • [0022]
    The two bent ends (2 e) of the branches (2 a) of the forceps (1) are designed to be inserted and held into suitable holes previously drilled on the bone segments to be reduced, as shown in FIG. 3.
  • [0023]
    In particular, the holes designed to act as connection points for the bent ends (2 e) of the branches (2) are drilled on bone segments with a distance slightly higher than the distance between the bent ends (2 e) when the forceps (1) is in idle state.
  • [0024]
    This allows for “stretching” the elastic structure of the forceps (1) when the forceps (1) is hooked to the holes, in order to guarantee stable fixing and most of all to hold firmly the bone segments one against the other.
  • [0025]
    The grooves (2 c) on the branches (2) of the forceps (1) are designed to act as housings for a wire used to ensure stable fixing of the branches (2) in order to prevent the risk of accidental divarication of the branches (2), thus releasing the entire forceps (1) from its operational position.

Claims (2)

1) A surgical forceps used for the surgical reduction of fractured facial bones, characterised by the fact that it comprises two shaped branches (2) diverging from opposite sites starting from a central elastic loop (3), with each branch developing on three Cartesian axis and having a first rectilinear section (2 a) joined to a second section (2 b) with 90° orientation laying on the same plane that contains the loop (3) and joined in turn with a 90° ending section (2 d) whose end (2 e) is slightly bent towards the central loop (3).
2) A surgical forceps according to claim 1, characterised by the fact that the second section (2 b) of each branch (2) is provided with a groove (2 c).
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